Afghan Storm : Nick Woods

  • by Stan R. Mitchell
  • Narrated by Jay Snyder
  • Series: Nick Woods
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nick Woods and your favorite members of S3 (Marcus, Truck, and Red) plunge back into action again. This time he and his team are deployed to Afghanistan, where the Taliban is poised to seize the capital city of Kabul and take over the country for good.
The Taliban is well led by an impressive spiritual warrior, and, making matters worse, America's political leadership is sick of investing men and resources into a war that's now lasted 15 years. Nick and the nearly 50 members of Shield, Safeguard, and Shelter are sent to somehow find a way to avert the looming threat. Unfortunately for them, they'll soon find out that they're fighting more than just the Taliban.

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Hoooorah!

Really entertaining. I woke up several times over the last few days around 4 AM actually looking forward to listening for a couple of hours before getting up and going to work. I think he has a jack reacher type series here. The lead character is a little younger, a little less sane very smart but sometimes undone by his own emotions. Just a roller coaster ride every time you open one of these books. Fans of reacher, grey man man and victor the assassin swill love these.
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- Allan

crazy heroes disobey orders to do the right thing

It's hard enough to stay alive when the enemy with guns is in front of you, and even harder when there's an enemy behind with political punch. It tells a story of leaders less interested in winning a war than retaining their political positions in comfort back home.

The story does drag a bit in places, especially when they have to hike all over Afghanistan carrying close to 100 pounds of gear and water and ammo. They do make use of what they can find to confiscate, and it's a good thing since there is no backup ready or waiting. There is lots of killing in various ways, some clever and cheer-worthy, some not so. The scenes are very vivid, though, so you can see what is happening.

There's a charismatic religious leader and his more practical lieutenant, but in the end we are left with a question as to why the leader didn't feel his subordinate's argument to delay an attack was justifiable.

There's a new female soldier, and a terrible loss. I guess that has to happen to make the story realistic, but I don't like it, no indeed.

Now Nick Woods is left with even more demons to battle, and yet even he knows that all he is good for is war. And the story ends with Nick wondering who at home is not on his side.

The narration is great. So, a thoroughly good listen. Please click Yes below if my review helped you choose to listen or avoid this book, and since that is where I derive my self-esteem!
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- Trudy Owens

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios